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Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO

OBITUARY

Betty Jean M. Grady

December 14, 1932March 5, 2020
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Betty Jean M. Grady (nee' Buettner), entered into eternal life on Thursday, March 5, 2020 with her family at her side. Betty Jean was the beloved wife of Dick Grady, loving mother of Michael Grady, dear cousin and a friend to many in her lifetime.

Betty Jean Marlah Buettner Grady was born December 14, 1932, the daughter of Henry Alfred Buettner and Elizabeth Buettner, nee' Miller.

She lived at 2602 Clara, Saint Louis Missouri, 63112 until 1950, when she and her parents moved to 5649 Sutherland, Saint Louis, Missouri 63109.

She attended Laclede Grade School, Soldan High School, and Harris Teachers College, all in Saint Louis, Missouri. She was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She began teaching at Sherman Grade School. She taught kindergarten and then 1st grade until 1971 when she left to begin her family. She taught for 16 years. She was an excellent teacher, often serving as an example for apprentices and other teachers.

Betty Jean married Richard Alan Grady on April 19, 1969 at Hope United Church of Christ in Saint Louis, Missouri. They lived in the Georgetown Apartments in Shrewsbury, Missouri 63119 until 1971 when they bought their own home at 5976 Keith Place awaiting the birth of their child. Michael henry Grady was born January 17, 1972.

Betty Jean was active in activities concerning Michael while he was growing up, like school, Sunday School, Scouts, and swimming lessons at the Y. She was very active at Hope UCC She taught Sunday School classes for more than 20 years. She belonged to the Women's Fellowship serving as President, Treasurer, and as Circle Representative. She was a member of the Eve Circle and then served as co-chairman of the Joy Circle. She was a member of the Quilters.

She enjoyed crafts. She could embroider, knit, and crochet. She was always working on some project. When the weather permitted, she liked to work in the yard. He plants kept her busy taking care of them. Betty Jean enjoyed reading especially mystery books. She read the newspaper every day. Her mother told her, "If you read the paper, you will always have something to talk about." She loved sports. This came naturally from her father who was a big baseball fan. Her minor in college was physical education. She liked to play volleyball and tennis. She was a big fan of baseball and of all the St. Louis teams.

After Dick became an amateur radio operator and then Michael becoming one, it followed that Betty Jean would also. She received her HAM license KBQRQM in 1995 and then in 2001 passed the written test for the General Class Operator.

Betty Jean was a good friend to many. She would listen and spent many hours just talking to them.

In Betty Jean's memory, contributions to the Hope UCC Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 12 from 4-8pm at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary 6464 Chippewa 63109. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 14, at 10am at Hope UCC Tamm and Eichelberger 63109. Please check back here for updates. Interment Sunset Memorial Park.

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  • FAMILY

  • Dick Grady, Husband
  • Michael Grady, son
  • Betty was a dear cousin and a friend to many.

Services

  • Visitation - Thursday Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service - Saturday Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Committal Service - Saturday Saturday, March 14, 2020

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Michael Buettner

March 10, 2020

Enjoyed getting to know Betty Jean a little in the last few years. Amazing how close, yet far away kids can go after having grown up so close. It was interesting to learn her middle name came from a combination of her aunts Marie Stinchcomb and Buelah Miller, and how her mother's last name had evolved from Moeller to Miller due to confusion with other Moeller's.
Cousin may you rest in peace, and our condolences to Dick and Michael.

Mike and Dawn Buettner

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Biography

Betty Jean M. Grady (nee' Buettner), entered into eternal life on Thursday, March 5, 2020 with her family at her side. Betty Jean was the beloved wife of Dick Grady, loving mother of Michael Grady, dear cousin and a friend to many in her lifetime.

Betty Jean Marlah Buettner Grady was born December 14, 1932, the daughter of Henry Alfred Buettner and Elizabeth Buettner, nee' Miller.

She lived at 2602 Clara, Saint Louis Missouri, 63112 until 1950, when she and her parents moved to 5649 Sutherland, Saint Louis, Missouri 63109.

She attended Laclede Grade School, Soldan High School, and Harris Teachers College, all in Saint Louis, Missouri. She was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She began teaching at Sherman Grade School. She taught kindergarten and then 1st grade until 1971 when she left to begin her family. She taught for 16 years. She was an excellent teacher, often serving as an example for apprentices and other teachers.

Betty Jean married Richard Alan Grady on April 19, 1969 at Hope United Church of Christ in Saint Louis, Missouri. They lived in the Georgetown Apartments in Shrewsbury, Missouri 63119 until 1971 when they bought their own home at 5976 Keith Place awaiting the birth of their child. Michael henry Grady was born January 17, 1972.

Betty Jean was active in activities concerning Michael while he was growing up, like school, Sunday School, Scouts, and swimming lessons at the Y. She was very active at Hope UCC She taught Sunday School classes for more than 20 years. She belonged to the Women's Fellowship serving as President, Treasurer, and as Circle Representative. She was a member of the Eve Circle and then served as co-chairman of the Joy Circle. She was a member of the Quilters.

She enjoyed crafts. She could embroider, knit, and crochet. She was always working on some project. When the weather permitted, she liked to work in the yard. He plants kept her busy taking care of them.
Betty Jean enjoyed reading especially mystery books. She read the newspaper every day. Her mother told her, "If you read the paper, you will always have something to talk about." She loved sports. This came naturally from her father who was a big baseball fan. Her minor in college was physical education. She liked to play volleyball and tennis. She was a big fan of baseball and of all the St. Louis teams.

After Dick became an amateur radio operator and then Michael becoming one, it followed that Betty Jean would also. She received her HAM license KBQRQM in 1995 and then in 2001 passed the written test for the General Class Operator.

Betty Jean was a good friend to many. She would listen and spent many hours just talking to them.